MLS Standings 2012: Fire Solidify Playoff Position

The Chicago Fire have yet to lose a game in September, and this recent string of success has the team in second place in the Eastern Conference. The Fire defeated Montreal, 3-1, on Sept. 15 and are riding a two-game winning streak.

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With just six games left on its regular season schedule, Chicago is in a strong position to make the playoffs. The top five teams from each conference earn a trip to the postseason, and the Fire are currently eight points ahead of the sixth-place Columbus Crew. And they're only a single point behind first-place Sporting KC.

The complete Eastern Conference standings:

# Club PTS GP PPG W L T GF GA GD
1 Sporting Kansas City 51 28 1.82 15 7 6 35 25 10
2 Chicago Fire 50 28 1.79 15 8 5 40 33 7
3 New York Red Bulls 49 28 1.75 14 7 7 49 40 9
4 Houston Dynamo 46 29 1.59 12 7 10 41 34 7
5 D.C. United 44 28 1.57 13 10 5 45 39 6
6 Columbus Crew 42 28 1.5 12 10 6 34 35 -1
7 Montreal Impact 39 30 1.3 12 15 3 44 49 -5
8 New England Revolution 28 29 0.97 7 15 7 36 40 -4
9 Philadelphia Union 27 26 1.04 7 13 6 26 31 -5
10 Toronto FC 22 29 0.76 5 17 7 32 51 -19

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